Namibia coach backing Shalulile to shine at Sundowns


Namibia’s Brave Warriors assistant coach Robert Nauseb has backed in-form striker Peter Shalulile to continue finding the back of the net at his new club Mamelodi Sundowns.

Shalulile made an immediate impact to the start of his Sundowns career, scoring the first goal in the Brazilians’ 3-0 victory over Kaizer Chiefs recently in a DStv Premiership clash at FNB Stadium.

It was his first goal in Sundowns colours since joining the club from the now-defunct Highlands Park and Nauseb insists that Namibia’s trusted striker has a massive part to play in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers later this month.

“It’s a great thing that the boy started the season with a goal, I think that’s what he is good at and I back him to continue scoring. It’s a motivating factor for him and the national team at large,” Nauseb told New Era Live, a Namibian publication.

The 27-year-old Namibian concluded the 2019/20 season as joint top goalscorer with 16 league goals and shared the Absa Premiership Golden Boot award with Orlando Pirates striker Gabadinho Mhango.

“I believe he has great things coming his way. He must just keep on playing the same way he was playing at his former club [Highlands Park] and do the same things that he was doing last season, this will keep him on course,” added Nauseb.

Sundowns will tackle Cape Town City in their third DStv Premiership match on Wednesday night at Cape Town Stadium.

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By FARPost Reporter 

All pictures courtesy of Mamelodi Sundowns 

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